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Archive for May, 2007

GenSan bizmen buck troops pullout

Posted by Michille on 31st May 2007

BUSINESS leaders in General Santos City have voiced out vehement opposition to suppose plans to pullout the military’s Task Force GenSan since doing so might give terrorists greater chances of sabotaging the investment atmosphere that’s going on well.

Pilar Afuang, executive director of the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc., said the task force’s presence has helped maintained the city’s peace and order condition.

We have received unverified reports that the task force will be pulled out. We are against any moves to remove them since they have been instrumental in making the city safe. The business sector has worked closely with the task force [to make the city attractive to investors],” she said.

SUN.STAR GENERAL SANTOS!

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Road obstructions made Piapi fire hard to control

Posted by Michille on 31st May 2007

ONE of the biggest hindrance to the immediate control of the fire that razed more than 200 houses last Sunday in Barangay 31-D in Piapi were obstructions along the road leading to the inner city settlement near the sea.

According to Davao City Fire office chief Wilberto Kwantiu, the lack of water hydrants in the area also contributed greatly to the delays.

A four-hour fire razed 210 houses to ashes last Sunday. More than a thousand people have been rendered homeless by the incident.

SUN.STAR DAVAO!

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Parents decide if they send out their kids

Posted by Michille on 31st May 2007

THE rainy season’s arrival just as everyone is preparing for classes to open has the Department of Education (DepEd) reiterating its policy on the suspension of classes.

DepEd Order 28, issued in 2005, states that in the absence of storm warnings from the weather bureau, suspension of classes can be done locally— by the school principal or local officials concerned.

Education officials, however, stressed that while their primary concern is the safety of students and teachers, the parents hold the ultimate responsibility for deciding whether their children should go to school.

SUN.STAR CEBU!

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CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE ISO 9000

Posted by Michille on 31st May 2007

DPWH requires ISO 9000 certification

MANILA

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) office-in-charge Secretary Manuel Bonoan on Wednesday required contractors classified as “Large B” to have an International Organization for Standard ( ISO ) 9000 certification, to ensure the quality and capability of qualified contractors for civil works.

In a Department Order, Bonoan gave “Large B” contractors until July 1, 2008 to get the ISO 9000 certification from a recognized accreditation body.

BALITA PINOY!

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Economy in record 1st-quarter surge

Posted by Michille on 31st May 2007

The economy grew at its fastest rate in nearly 20 years in the three months to March, expanding 6.9 percent from a year earlier with the services sector leading the jump.

“The Philippines is on a roll,” President Arroyo said in a statement issued from Australia, where she is on a state visit.

“We have just received the report of our first quarter performance and we’re happy to say that the Philippines grew 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2007. This is the fastest in almost two decades,” Mrs. Ar­royo said.

MANILA TIMES!

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Arroyo signs 2007 Anti-Rabies Act

Posted by Michille on 31st May 2007

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has signed into law the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007 (Republic Act 9482), which seeks to control and eliminate human and animal rabies.

The law was signed last May 25, Malacañang said Thursday.

Rabies is a highly fatal disease caused by a lyssa virus that is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. It is characterized by muscle paralysis, hydrophobia and aerophobia and other neurological disorders.

More… GMANEWS.TV!

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